Equality: Peace or Prison Imagine a society where each person is taught to be exactly the same. The stories of both Anthem and Harrison Begeron are very similar in their Dystopian Society. The authors of these stories, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Ayn Rand, set their stories in Dystopian Societies in which everyone tries to be the exact same. Both stories have a small amount of people who want a change. Dystopian Societies are driven by governments whose purpose is to create similarity and obedience in all of their citizens.
Harrison who broke his handicaps on television and for a brief time shows the world the beauty of human beings, he then rebels against the dystopian world and is killed before he has finished his dance. The basic idea of “Harrison Bergeron” is that people are declared to be equal.
The democratic ideal is that all people are equal. They may be different in many ways, but they all have equal citizenship rights. He wanted to be different, for everyone to be different and have those rights.
After the slaughter of the suitors Eupeithes is outraged when he hears the news of his son, Antinous’ death. He leads an angry mob towards Laertes, Odysseus’ father’s, house. This is where Penelope, Telemachus and Odysseus have decided to lay low until the parents of the suitors have calmed down. Athena then inspires Laertes which gives him strength to kill Eupeithes. After the death of Eupeithes, Odysseus and Telemachus charge into battle planning to attack the rest of the angry mob, but Athena stops them and forces them to make peace.
In both movies Tony kills his best friend for being with his sister. The 1983 remake Tony Montana finds out after he kills Manny that his sister had gotten married to his best friend just a day before and that they were going to surprise Tony. Tony realizes what he has done and he is extremely upset. His anger got the best of him and he killed his best friend and right hand man. If he hadn’t let his anger take over he would have had his best friend become his brother in law and his sister would be married to a good man instead of all the other guys that he tries to keep away from her so adamantly.
Nobody had ever worn heavier handicaps than Harrison. These examples were Harrison’s cost to an equal society. A final example of the cost of an equal society is when Diana Moon Glampers the handicapper general shot Harrison after he was dancing. Glampers shot Harrison because Harrison threatened to take over the government and he tore off all his physical and mental handicaps. At that moment he was so much more at an unfair advantage than everybody else Glampers had to shoot Harrison because Harrison broke the laws of the land, the laws of gravity, and the laws of motion.
She went against everyone and decided to spare the already dying president Snow, but aimed her bow up and hit president Coin killing her in front of every district and the citizens of the Capitol. Katniss tried to take a Nightlock pill, which is a purple poisonous pill given to the rebellion soldiers, before Peeta Mellark prevented her from slipping the pill into her
After Hamlet kills Polonius, Laertes faces the same problem that Hamlet does —a murdered father. And that 's where the similarities end. While Hamlet lollygags and broods over the murder for much of the play, Laertes takes immediate action. He storms home from France as soon as he hears the news, raises a crowd of followers, and invades the palace, saying "That drop of blood that 's calm proclaims me bastard" (Shakespeare 97). In other words, not being upset by his father 's death would prove that his mother was stepping out on his dad.
Macbeth attempts to stand up for himself by saying “I dare do all that may become a man” (Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 7, Lines 51)Their plan to kill Duncan was to get his two attendants drunk, so they would pass out and be blamed for the death of King Duncan. While Lady Macbeth is waiting to hear if Duncan is dead, her husband shows up with his hands covered in blood and with the dagger. Lady Macbeth takes the dagger back to Duncan’s and places it on the guards. Macbeth was talking about his hands being bloody and she said, “My hands are of your colour but I shame to wear a heart so white.”(Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 2, Lines 81-82) Lady Macbeth is feeling guilty about what she has done at this point. This plan showed that they would harm anyone to get the titles, King and Queen.
They are going to kill him when he goes to stay the night at Macbeth’s castle. Lady Macbeth starts by getting the chamberlains drunk so they won’t remember anything that will happen to Duncan. When the guards are drunk and passed out Macbeth goes in and kills Duncan with a dagger, once Macbeth comes back on stage he is covered in blood. Once the deed is done she is starting to doubt Macbeth and his manhood because she thinks that he will cave in to the guilt of killing the king and go and tell the people that is was them who killed
This system provided an equal balance amongst the three branches and every detail was necessary for equality here, as James madison explained in one of his federalist papers. “...the constant aim is to divide and arrange several offices in such a manner as that they may be a check on the other. ( The three branches) should not be so far separated as to have no constitutional control over each other.”(Document C). What he is saying is basically what I explained before in that a constant aim is is to make multiple offices in which they balance out and have no complete control over each other. The Cconstitution shows that they continue to try and make separate offices that balance out each other.
Harrison Bergeron vs. Anthem To live in a world where collectivism is a part of society it must be strange to the way we live now. In both dystopian novels everyone has the same rights and is equal which makes them practice collectivism. Throughout both novels they show their separate in relationship and figure out what relationships truly are and overcome the fear of their government discovering them. In Vonnegut’s “ Harrison Bergeron” and Rand’s “Anthem” their societies are the similar in equality but different in their relationships. Both novels show the characteristics that they are exactly equal because collectivism is practiced upon society by the close minded government.
This compromise helped carry the narrow victory in Massachusetts and was adopted by every state convention to ratify. This proposal efficiently heeded to the concerns of Anti-Federalists. I feel that it was in the best interest for the representatives of Massachusetts to refuse to approve the Constitution. They needed assurance that other amendments would be immediately proposed. After certain amendments, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights completely outlines the purpose and role of the United States government with remarkable terseness and economy of words.
When Macduff comes back he finds out of his family 's death and joins Malcolm and his army to defeat Macbeth. Macbeth states that he is not born from a woman like the witches said in one of the prophecies rather he is ripped out of her mother 's womb. Macduff made a decision to do the right thing which was to fight for his country and for Malcolm to be king. Macbeth’s decision to murder changed his whole way of life negatively. With that being said, what goes around does come around.